Erskine, Cora Virda, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Friday, October 29, 2010, at her home. Age 84 years. The daughter of the late Oscar and Virda (Dowis) Papst was born December 20, 1925 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Ernest Weldon Erskine, December 1, 1945. He passed away July 28, 1997. Mr. and Mrs. Erskine had spent their winters in Travares, Florida and their summers in South Branch, Michigan for many years. Cora was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, had been a member of the Rebekah’s and was a Detroit Tigers Baseball fan. Surviving are five children, Ernest and Diane Erskine; Thomas Erskine, all of Saginaw, MI; Alan Erskine, Colby, KS; Patricia and Phillip Schilling; Susan and Richard Fulmer, all of Saginaw, MI; 12 grandchildren, Kevin Erskine and his wife, Seema; Jeff and Chris Erskine, Jeremy Erskine and his wife, Tiffany; Nichelle Erskine; Heath and Ryan Schilling; Randy and Pam Erskine; Nicholas and Jenna Fulmer; four great grandchildren, Logan and Kennedy Erskine; Xavier and Kieran Erskine; 2 sisters-in-law, Edith and Frank Wisniewski, Shirley Erskine; several nieces and nephews. A son, Gary, and 1 sister, 4 brothers and their spouses, Elizabeth and Bill Beck; George and Virginia Diehl; Oscar and Jennie Papst, William and Iris Papst; Harry Papst have predeceased her. The funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2010, at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road. Rev. Robert Richards will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Chapel from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the St. Charles District Library or Swan Valley United Methodist Church.